Democratic presidential nominee Kamal Harris was on Monday when she was asked about recent events in alleged assault on actor "Empire," Jussy Smollett.
While speaking at a bookstore in Concord, New York, the Reporter's wife asked a California senator if she wanted to change the tweet from January 29, in which she said that Smollett had fallen victim to "attempts at modern lynching" and called an actor one of the nicest, tenderest human beings.
"What is a tweet? What is a tweet?" Harris asked. As the reporter, a tweet, clarified, Harris seemed to look back at the election staff before answering.
"Well, I will say it about this matter," she said. "I think the facts are still unfolding, and, hmm, I am very, hmm, concerned, obviously, by the initial, hmm, by the statement that he did about what could have happened.
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" And this is something that we all need to take seriously whenever anyone, hmm, claims that such behavior is but an investigation, "Harris added" And I think that as soon as the investigation is completed we can all comment, but I'm not going to comment until I find out the result of the investigation. "[1
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Smollett, who is black and openly gay, that it was attacked by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay with azky – and the phrase "This is a country magician!" – as Smollett went to his apartment in Chicago. The Chicago police arrested and interrogated two Nigerian brothers in an alleged assault, but released them at noon without charges. The investigators stated that they had requested further interview with Smollett, but the actor's representatives said that there are no plans to meet with the police yet.
The Chicago Police Department has repeatedly refused to confirm reports from local media that
Maria Haas (Fox News) contributed to this report.